Hugh Simms is a Los Angeles designer with a signature "Ivy League Grit" style and a belief that intelligence can come equipped with a strong arm and a hasty mind. He draws from his personal experiences to design for the Modern Renaissance Man. As CEO and Head Designer of HUGH SIMMS, Simms is focused on developing the company into a global brand with the eventual launch of a full line of men's, women's, and children's apparel.
Simms's first release, The Caulfield Collection, features neckwear with classic English prep school patterns, custom hand-dyed and disheveled patchwork and a fabric switch at the tail of the tie.
A believer of American craftsmanship, Simms prides himself on having his accessories and garments handmade in Los Angeles and being part of the fashion revival of the once thriving LA manufacturing industry.
After serving as General Manager for Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, Simms deep love for design lead him to become an independent designer working on various projects. His entrepreneurial family, and strong desire to showcase his talents and designs, led him to Los Angeles where he attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).
Hugh Simms received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. A distant grandson of Lord Baltimore, founder of Maryland, Simms prides himself on his East Coast roots.